Designed as a home for the creative life of the University of Chicago campus and the city of Chicago, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is a partner, resource, and catalyst for developing deeper cultural networks and richer creative projects citywide and beyond.
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Carrie Mae Weems: A Land of Broken Dreams
July 17–December 12, 2021
For Toward Common Cause, the Logan Center presents an array of media and objects—photography, video, texts, bric-a-brac, and furniture—through which Carrie Mae Weems reimagines the Black Panther Party’s programs for young people in Chicago during the late 1960s and early 70s.
In the main gallery space, visitors are invited to browse, sit, and explore a classroom setting, which is replete with desks, chairs, books, a blackboard, view masters, and posters of historic Black leaders. A smaller gallery space, designed to resemble a theater, will screen video works by Carrie Mae Weems. As a whole, this exhibition probes notions of education and ideals for political parties, revolutions, and their leaders.
Logan Center Exhibitions presents international contemporary art programming at the Logan Center Gallery and throughout the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. Reflecting the spirit of inquiry at the university, Logan Center Exhibitions focuses on open, collaborative, and process-based approaches to cultural production. Working closely with artists, students, scholars, and community members, Logan Center Exhibitions presents innovative exhibitions by emerging and established artists; supports ambitious new commissions and research projects; disseminates knowledge through publications; and facilitates connections through talks and other public programs.